Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Like ghosts becoming buildings then ghosts again . . .

". . .i think generally one criticism that i would make about most breakcore related music is its linearity, its 'trackiness'. what i hear played weekly in osaka (and i assume is mostly Peace Off) is a perfect example. one nice sample, maybe a nice beat or two (though sometimes it's complete shite) and then repetition and slight change up for 5 minutes. not to mention ragga as a genre, yeesh. seeing CINDYTALK play out recently reminded me of a certain dimension that this music can exist in. de-linearity, non-structure that is not a simple negation like a single noise signal but music that sounds like ghosts becoming buildings then becoming ghosts again. music that, even as the mp3 player's progress bar advances, ignores it and slips into unpredictable, multi-sonic places. music that goes nowhere, that one can encounter."
(John Sko,Darkmatter Japan)

"Barrage of laptop assaults...
CINDYTALK's Otoya debut created deep and rhythmical sounds
that moved you and paralysed you at the same time."
(Dj an0n,Appliance Japan)

Otoya Kobe,May 2005. Photo by spaewaif.


JimmyJimmy said...

Excellent job!A nice little site and long overdue.

spaewaif said...

For more on Cindytalk's Otoya 2nd gig:
Otoya 2006